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Startup Week 2024

Join us for a weeklong summit of ideas and inspiration March 11-15, 2024

Startup Masterclass Sessions

Featuring eight sessions taught by entrepreneurs of all kinds, in these free sessions you’ll have the opportunity to listen, learn, and meet with some of the most successful business creators in the Triad.  You’ll learn the real story of the techniques and strategies they’ve used to fund, launch, and grow their businesses.

Do you need money to build your dream idea? Want to learn how to market a product for rocket ship growth?  These masterclass sessions will teach you the skills you need.  All sessions are free, but attendance is limited.



Sessions Calendar:

Monday, March 11


How We Saved $48,000 with AI in 30 Min
We show you how to build your own AI Chatbox with your data in 30 minutes.
12-1pm @ transform GSO

Sales Master Class
Learn from a Sales expert who has transformed sales teams into high performing machines.
3:30-5pm @ transform GSO

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Tuesday, March 12


Greensboro – Silicon City
There are multiple silicon design firms based in Greensboro. How did we become a powerhouse for this type of work and what comes next.
12-1pm @ transform GSO

The Law Lesson Every Business Owner Should Know
When do you really need an attorney? How do you protect your IP? How do you ensure that your business is protected in legal battles. Attorneys from Sponsor Tuggle Duggins will dive into these questions that could make or break your business.
4-5pm @ transform GSO

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Wednesday, March 13


What No One (Hardly Ever) Tells You About Starting A Business
Multiple-time founder and current CEO shares how he built his company from $0 to multimillion in revenue in 24 months.
12-1pm @ transform GSO

Getting the Bank to say “Yes”
Sponsor Towne Bank will dig into what types of business can get money and what you need to ensure successful debt financing.
4-5pm @ transform GSO

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Thursday, March 14


Getting Your First $1M
Business owners show how they got to their first $1M in revenue.
12-1pm @ transform GSO

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Friday, March 15


Starting Sports Startups
How to get started building a company in the sports world. In association with the NC Sports Hall of Fame.
12-1pm @ transform GSO

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Major Events:

AI Hackathon

March 11-12

Presented by North Carolina A&T State University, this event challenges university and college students from across the region to compete over 48 hours, building the best AI solution to address pressing civic problems. The kickoff event promises not only to tackle challenging problems in Greensboro but also to showcase cutting-edge solutions utilizing the best of Language Models (LLMs) and generative AI.

Capital Connects

March 14

This signature startup Pitch Competition brings together 10 of the most promising startups valued at a collective $50M+. In a rapid-fire format, these startups will pitch for the chance to be crowned the winner of Capital Connects and receive more than $10,000 in non-dilutive cash and prizes. It serves as a bridge between startups and investors, fostering valuable connections and community support.

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Spartan Clash featuring Rocket League and Esports Career and Entrepreneurship Summit

March 15

Join us for a panel with three highly successful individuals who have carved a path for themselves in this industry. From 5-6pm, we will be watching the finals of the Spartan Clash featuring Rocket league. We will have the panel from 6-7pm.

Attendees will receive t-shirts, swag, networking opportunities, snacks, and will be automatically added to a raffle for one of two Nintendo Switch OLEDs!


Cathy Cheo-Isaacs – Education Operations Manager at Epic Games
Rob Belk – Director of Call of Duty Esports at Activision-Blizzard
Caleb Smith – Owner of North Carolina Esports Academy

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This weeklong summit of ideas and inspiration brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, higher education institutions, and investors to cultivate innovation, foster collaboration, and propel the entrepreneurial spirit in the Greensboro community. Keep scrolling to register for all our events!

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